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No. 97: I don't know what that is, but you can quote me on it.

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I don't know what that is, but you can quote me on it.

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Strip by: Ian Boreham

{Aang from Avatar (The Last Airbender, not the James Cameron/Pandora/unobtainium variety) is holding his fingers up in pairs, and generating whirlwinds from his fingertips.}
caption: Air Quotes: "so-called"

{Aang is now using his pairs of fingers to levitate water.}
caption: Water Quotes: the exact wording keeps eluding you

{Aang is holding his fists up and down, encased in comma-shaped encrustations of dirt and rock.}
caption: Earth Quotes: the result of quote mining

{Aang has his arms spread wide, fingers raised in pairs, with flames swirling around him, including some comma-shaped flames.}
caption: Fire quotes: quotable statements made in rapid succession

The author writes:

More on air quotes!

Quotebending sounds like something useful to a politician or journalist. I also suspect that earth quotes are used by builders, in which case they are not particularly reliable.